|On-street pavement markings tell bicyclists in the bike lane that it is okay for them to enter the sidewalk (which is normally banned in many American cities). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Two of the bicyclists have been killed, the other three badly injured.
Police say that at around 8:30 Saturday morning a vehicle struck several bicyclists participating in the 40th annual Seacoast Century Ride.
It's unclear why the vehicle hit the bicyclists. Five people were taken to the hospital and two were later pronounced dead.
The names of all involved, including the driver, have not yet been released. The driver did not leave the scene of the accident.
Anyone with information relating to this accident are asked to contact the Hampton, Police Department at 603-929-4444 or the CrimeLine for the Hampton at 603-929-1222.